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Wales circuit breaker lockdown leaked, England next?

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rainytreeleaves Sat 17-Oct-20 21:27:31

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-wales-to-enter-17-day-circuit-break-lockdown-leaked-letter-reveals-12107052

It seems like it's on the cards but 🤷‍♀️

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ChristmasCantComeSoonEnough Sat 17-Oct-20 21:29:19

I think it would be a good idea, but guess they will give the three tiered approach some time first to see what effect it has.

MrsP2015 Sat 17-Oct-20 21:31:21

I really hope it does. Just 2-3 weeks.
Let's see if it makes an impact on the spread- it should if it's a proper lockdown.

Also chance for the teaching staff to have more than a week off as they've worked so so hard since being back at school.

I'm all for it.

rainytreeleaves Sat 17-Oct-20 21:31:27

ChristmasCantComeSoonEnough

I think it would be a good idea, but guess they will give the three tiered approach some time first to see what effect it has.


It seems daft to introduce the tiers and then suddenly leap into a lockdown BUT also seems daft not to capitalise on half term school closures......

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cantkeepawayforever Sat 17-Oct-20 21:33:45

MrsP2015

I really hope it does. Just 2-3 weeks.
Let's see if it makes an impact on the spread- it should if it's a proper lockdown.

Also chance for the teaching staff to have more than a week off as they've worked so so hard since being back at school.

I'm all for it.

I presume that if schools are closed, staff will be expected to provide work online except for half term.

As a result, teachers will in fact have less break than usual, in order to get all the online work up and running for after the half term....

Pinkflipflop85 Sat 17-Oct-20 21:35:12

We've been given some extra ppa time in school next week to get online learning ready for the first week of November

Make of that what you will...

Copperblack Sat 17-Oct-20 21:36:18

In our area a two week half term is being discussed with no online teaching as there are so many staff either off isolating/ill or utterly exhausted from covering the lessons of those who are off.

JustMeG Sat 17-Oct-20 21:36:35

Leaked documents for us in Wales suggests primary schools will stay open after half term but the secondary schools will stay closed for 2-3 weeks.

cantkeepawayforever Sat 17-Oct-20 21:37:17

JustMeG

Leaked documents for us in Wales suggests primary schools will stay open after half term but the secondary schools will stay closed for 2-3 weeks.

Closed closed, or moved online?

noideaatallreally Sat 17-Oct-20 21:38:09

yup - as I expected a two week shutdown for schools over half term. I suppose those MNers who very rudely told me I was talking rubbish when I posted about this a couple of weeks ago will be posting shortly .......

JustMeG Sat 17-Oct-20 21:38:48

Moved to online learning.

LynetteScavo Sat 17-Oct-20 21:38:58

Also chance for the teaching staff to have more than a week off as they've worked so so hard since being back at school.

That's not what will happen though. Teachers will be teaching online/setting work and basically doing what they usually do out of the classroom. I dot for a moment imagine teachers will have an extra weeks holiday.

MostDisputesDieAndNoOneShoots Sat 17-Oct-20 21:39:06

Okay, reading that letter then I’d be very surprised if England don’t do the same then. Husband is a secondary teacher and I’m on maternity in the same job and colleagues are all agreeing it seems likely.

MostDisputesDieAndNoOneShoots Sat 17-Oct-20 21:39:33

So many “then”s- sorry!

cantkeepawayforever Sat 17-Oct-20 21:40:29

LynetteScavo

Also chance for the teaching staff to have more than a week off as they've worked so so hard since being back at school.

That's not what will happen though. Teachers will be teaching online/setting work and basically doing what they usually do out of the classroom. I dot for a moment imagine teachers will have an extra weeks holiday.

Exactly. Making the move online will probably mean less holiday rather than more.

covetingthepreciousthings Sat 17-Oct-20 21:41:01

I'll be surprised if Wales do it but England don't.. but then stranger things have happened.

GreenClock Sat 17-Oct-20 21:41:36

Seems sensible

CeeJay81 Sat 17-Oct-20 21:41:54

I'm glad we're doing this approach. The 3 tiers approach England is doing just seems so confusing and your getting places like Manchester refusing to go into tier they should be cause of the lack of financial support. Sage said a circuit breaker was needed, maybe England will follow suit... but who knows with this government.

DownstairsMixUp Sat 17-Oct-20 21:41:54

Teachers coming on here and saying they are preparing isn't helpful really, they don't get anything leaked before us so I wouldn't take that as a hint. I can't see it happening as they will want to see if the tier things make a difference

KetoPenguin Sat 17-Oct-20 21:42:35

I don't know if they will but it makes sense to do it over half term to minimise loss of time at school. That doesn't give people much warning though but they do love to spring it on us.

3littlewords Sat 17-Oct-20 21:43:48

If England are going to do it they need to hurry the fuck up and say so so people can prepare

rainytreeleaves Sat 17-Oct-20 21:43:49

KetoPenguin

I don't know if they will but it makes sense to do it over half term to minimise loss of time at school. That doesn't give people much warning though but they do love to spring it on us.


Surely they will give a bit of notice. Some people are planning on travelling over half term....

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thanksamillion Sat 17-Oct-20 21:44:30

There are GCSE exams the first week of November so provision for them would have to be made.

Purpler5 Sat 17-Oct-20 21:44:34

DownstairsMixUp

Teachers coming on here and saying they are preparing isn't helpful really, they don't get anything leaked before us so I wouldn't take that as a hint. I can't see it happening as they will want to see if the tier things make a difference

I agree with this.

Also Boris won’t want to be seen to be doing something that Starmer wants/suggested!

Wineneeded247 Sat 17-Oct-20 21:46:22

What about the GCSE resits scheduled for the week comm 2nd Nov? Surely they wouldn't cancel those again?

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